When I think about what I’d buy first if I had unlimited cash, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one thing…
A house on the beach? Maybe…
A new car? Perhaps…
A solid-gold grill for my teeth? You never know…
What’s the first thing you’d buy if you had unlimited cash?
Here’s how AskReddit users responded to this question.
1. Good idea.
“I’d buy a big piece of land, and build my sister a house, myself a house and my parents a house – then my sister and her kids would still be near me but we could all move out of our parents house.
I’d build a house for my parents so it was fully accessible for my severely disabled brother, with a roof hoist so my mum wouldn’t continue to damage her shoulder lifting him. I’d give them a fully heated swimming pool so my brother could swim whenever he wanted to, he loves swimming but we only have outdoor pools where we live.
I’d give them a big fancy spa so my mum could relax when she needed it and the swelling in her feet would go down. A sensory room for my brother, and a real train caboose for my dad for his model trains.
My sister’s house would have a bedroom for each of her kids, plus another room to act as their play room, and it would be fully fenced so the kids could go outside and play as much as they liked without any worries about them running on to the road. I’d make sure it had a room just for her for all her crafts with enough storage room for wool and material, and a stationary section so she could geek out all she liked over pencils and quills and pens and stamps.
And I’d have a two bedroom place with a built in movie theater and a room just for my DVD and book collection with a table large enough to play board games at. I’d have an aviary for my birds, and a knitting/crochet nook, and a large kitchen with every baking utensil, and a bath large enough for me to be submerged fully without either my knees or boobs being out of the water, and I’d enjoy living in a house again instead of a rented room on my parents property with no bathroom or cooking facilities without having to go outside and up a flight of stairs regardless of the weather.
And if there was enough room, I’d add a guest cottage and a little house for my nana.”
2. Take care of this land…
“Land. Just….. a huge chunk of land.
Build a house for my parents, one for us, and one for my In-Laws and another small house for family to stay at when they come visit. Maybe two. We gots a big family.
And then just spend my time building my farm.”
3. Take it easy!
“A house, because f**k this market for buyers.
I’m watching s**tty 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes go for $300,000 and the area isn’t even nice nor does it have developmental options.”
“It sounds silly, but an ice cream sandwich.
Several years ago, I was living paycheck to paycheck and had a fair amount of credit card debt. I fell behind in my mortgage and lost my home to foreclosure. Shortly after I was notified, I drove over to a 7-11, bought an ice cream sandwich, and ate it while crying in my car.
Unfortunately, every time I eat an ice cream sandwich, it’s still a bittersweet feeling. I always think of the day my favorite childhood comfort food became forever intertwined with my sense of complete and utter failure. After coming into life-changing money, I would hope that an ice cream sandwich would taste as good again as it did when I was a kid.”
5. Good idea!
“A personal trainer to get me in shape and an assistant to follow me around and slap food out of my hand.”
6. First things first.
“Buy a little cabin in the woods somewhere, finally have a good night’s sleep, and then figure out how to help as many people as possible.”
7. Time to relax.
“I would go and purchase a huge bathtub.
One that can fit me because I’m 6’4″.
I take a lot of bubble baths and I need a tub that fits me.”
“My parents a house.
They’ve been doing rough financially and I know they really want a house.
That’s the only significant thing I would buy.”
9. Start small.
“An apartment, a two cats, a nice television setup where I can play video games, lots of wall decorations from my favorite games to go on the walls of the apartment, and a nice bed.
I like to dream small, because these can easily be bought with infinite money, and then I have time to think about other stuff I’d want to buy with my pile of cash. Like an indoor swimming pool for my money, Scrooge McDuck style.”
10. Take care of those dogs.
“Sounds ridiculous but a dog nanny. I have two dogs and they are my babies.
However, they really limit what I can do. Want to get away for a weekend? Ok, who is going to take care of the dogs? Need to work late? Great, they are going to p**s everywhere when no one let’s them out.
I would definitely do more but my first purchase would be a full time dog nanny for sure.”
11. Uh oh!
“I would buy the upper peninsula of Michigan and sell it to Wisconsin for 99 cents.
That would put everyone at ease.”
12. Going green.
“I’d fund all efforts to further the fight against climate change, global warming, pollution, etc.
I’d probably try not to spend that much money for a while so as to prevent inflation, but adding ~20 trillion dollars to the global economy wouldn’t be that bad, right?”
What would you buy if you had unlimited cash?
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